Requests Bagot, as a commissioner, to make a secret survey of the Cannock forest and ironworks, and to prevent any wrong, disgrace, or damage from being laid upon his cousin Greville and himself. Autograph postscript from Essex: "It doth much trouble me that so indirect a course is taken to preiudice my Cosin Greuill and to disgrace myself. Besides I am the more mened in yt because my L. Tresorer doth refuse the knowledg of this commission."
Signed: R. Essex. With integral address leaf and remains of seal
Script: English secretary hand
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For related correspondence, see finding aid for Bagot papers at the Folger
For the survey and other manuscripts relating to Canke Forest or Wood in 1588, see British Library Lansdowne MS 56
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Extended title: Letter signed from Robert Devereux, Earl of Essex, the Court at St. James, to Mr. Richard Bagot, Esq., Staffordshire 1588 September 21